Instruct volunteers, so they become protagonists of helping the most needy, is our main objective. Volunteering is a life’s attitude and not a two hour or a week action, volunteering is “not only give but what is given”. Every year we get more than 50000 young people, the majority among the ages of 17 to 25, implied in transforming society and trying to help in society’s problems.
Our volunteer activities are fundamentally focused in Europe, however we also work in America, Asia and Africa. Our activities aim to:
INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD
Throughout the year ICNET volunteers help in school support, entertainment, integration and educational compensation.
Volunteer groups that go to residences and share time with elders compensate their loneliness and lack of communication with society. This experience and the smiles they receive are very valuable rewards for the volunteers.
SICK AND DISABLED PEOPLE
One of the main activities of youth volunteering is visiting hospitals, and disabled and old people residences. Young people, that periodically go to these centers, spend time with patients and do leisure activities collaborating with sanitary specialists and entities.
POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION
In order to prevent poor people from social exclusion, volunteers perform accompanying, integration and literacy tasks
INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM
This program provides many young people the experience and training necessary for continuous role as volunteers.
Each year, more than 5,000 volunteers choose to contribute their bit in some of the projects that offer members ICNET . This is done through voluntary actions literacy , academic support , recreation facilities , educational programs in rural areas and training activities in leisure time . All volunteers performed a preliminary training course and have experience of other social activities to participate in these voluntary activities abroad.
Uganda , India , Congo, Croatia, Estonia, Guatemala , Latvia, Mexico , Peru , Poland , Portugal and Thailand are among the countries that benefit from the International Volunteer Program.